Photo: Fisherman returning to Ko Tarutao.

Trip reports forum

Would like to do something special for my gf on her bday

Posted by ctam2009 on 16/7/2009 at 13:12

I'll be in South East Asia with my gf from early September until Mid December, when we return home. I'd like to do something really nice for her/ take her somewhere really nice mid October, as it's her bday. We're starting in Thailand, but plan to travel North to Laos first. Tough to say where we'll be early to mid October, that's why I need your help. Can anyone PLEASE suggest something that she might love?! Budgets not a huge concern, but not looking to spend the whole budget ;) thanks in advance if any one has anything at all they can suggest!

#1 ctam2009 has been a member since 16/7/2009. Posts: 9

Heading to Thailand?
Heading to Thailand?
Ad Search for cheap flights to Thailand
on Skyscanner.

Read more

Posted by MADMAC on 16/7/2009 at 13:16

I suggest you look at Bruces travel report. He was in Chiang Mai at some beautiful falls... very romantic setting or so it appeared (ask Bruce). Buy her something nice, take her to those falls, give her her present, ask her to marry you... OK I'm getting carried away. But you got the idea.

#2 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
 Send MADMAC a private message 

Agoda coupon: Get an extra 7% off selected properties with the coupon code

Posted by BruceMoon on 17/7/2009 at 19:22


The first things that came to mind were "what are some amazing places / activities / etc. that might fit .

Then I thought Hey, you're probably twice or three times his age, haven't you learnt anything about women by now!!!.

meaning... taking a loved one to some fancy place, or on some fancy journey, that YOU think is OK, isn't what sends her heart strings aflutter.

Yes, you could go to a nice island in the Gulf of Thailand. Or, you could go do the Gibbon Experience. Or, or, or...

Personally, I'd suggest that as you don't know where you'll be, or what you may or may not be doing, then go to the basics.

If, for example, you are near (say) Luang Prabang . Then get yourself to Luang Prabang a day or so before. Go find a really nice restaurant (and there are a few in LP), book a table and tell the chief of staff when you book that it is her birthday and you want a romantic setting, etc.

Nice restaurant, romantic setting, bottle of wine, she orders for both of you, and orders what she'd like.....

And, in doing this, I suggest you'll just make her feel the most special person in the world.

That, I suggest would impress her, and make remember the birthday (and the person she was with) for years to come.

The key here is not to necessarily be in any particular place. Rather, that wherever you find yourself, DO go to a good restaurant and wise up the staff (not just the booking clerk, but the head chef, or head waiter, to your expectations and seek their support.

Hope this helps.


#3 BruceMoon has been a member since 27/12/2008. Location: Australia. Posts: 1,941

Please login to add a reply

You need to be a Travelfish member to be able to add a reply to this post. Please use the button below to log in. After logging in you'll be returned to this page automatically to add your post. Not a member? Join up here.